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Rue Morgue #121 April 2012

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INSIDE ISSUE #121

THE SPIRITS OF ’82

Thirty years ago, Steven Spielberg and Tobe Hooper crafted a suburban spookshow that became legendary for both its onscreen effects and off-screen drama. We gather the cast and crew to relive Poltergeist. PLUS: Oscar-winning sound designers Alan Howarth and Mark Mangini reveal the bizarre bag of tricks they used to create the film’s ear-tingling effects.

by Michael Doyle

THRILLS, CHILLS AND DOUBLE BILLS

Rue Morgue explores the history of Crown International Pictures, a pioneering company in the world of American exploitation cinema. PLUS: Legendary producer David Friedman recalls the unforgettable night Blood Feast premiered at the drive-in, and the “King of the Bs” receives the royal treatment in Corman’s World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel.

by David Konow, Chris Poggiali, Eric S. Eichelberger and Stuart F. Andrews

BEFORE THE DEVIL KNOWS YOU’RE DEAD

Industrial metal messiah Al Jourgensen discusses cheating death, bleeding out and rarin’ for a Relapse.

by Trevor Tuminski

VIVA LA ROTTEN REVOLUCIÓN

Juan of the Dead director Alejandro Brugués explains how art imitates life in Cuba’s first zombie movie.

by Sean Plummer


NOTE FROM UNDERGROUND

Dear Drive-in.

DREADLINES

Bousman launches The Devil’s Carnival film tour; Dark Horse revives Eerie for summer launch; Hemlock Grove to be adapted as Netflix exclusive.

THE CORONER’S REPORT

Weird stats and morbid facts. Sick Top Six: Cabin Catastrophes.

NEEDFUL THINGS

Anatomical Heart Pencil Holder; Skeleton Couple Figurine; RIP Rider Skateboard; Putrescence Multi-Purpose Pomade; and Cryptic Collectibles features 1965’s Monsters: Three Famous Spine-Tingling Tales.

CINEMACABRE

CineMacabre features reviews of The Cabin in the Woods, The Raven, Underworld: Awakening, Cold Sweat, Yakuza Weapon, Silent House, Dream House, Corporate Cutthroat Massacre, The Puppet Monster Massacre, and The Summer of Massacre. Reissues reviews Battle Royale: The Complete Collection (2000), Full Moon’s Grindhouse Collection: The Compilations (1978-1987), Satan’s Blood (1978), The Magnetic Monster (1953), and Gurozuka (2005).

THE LATE-NITE ARCHIVE

Driving back to Dragstrip Hollow.

BOWEN’S BASEMENT

The Boogens (1982).

BLOOD IN FOUR COLOURS

Features Jonathan Case’s Dear Creature, plus reviews of Inner Sanctum, Xombi, Showcase Presents: Ghosts Volume 1, Road Rage #1 of 4, and Army of Darkness #1.

THE NINTH CIRCLE

Spotlight: Sarah Pinborough. Library of the Damned gives the lowdown on where to read free horror online. Plus, reviews of Roger Corman: Interviews, Fright Night on Channel 9, Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden’s Joe Golem and The Drowning City, David Wellington’s 32 Fangs, Ben Marcus’ The Flame Alphabet, David Searls’ Bloodthirst in Babylon, Monstermatt’s Bad Monster Jokes Volume 1, and Gabrielle Faust and Solomon Schneider’s Revenge.

THE FRIGHT GALLERY

The Re-Imagined Monsters of Chris Roberts.

THE GORE-MET

Menu: Three courses of Chemical Burn.

AUDIO DROME

Featuring Dexter/Silent Hill: Downpour composer Daniel Licht. The Devil’s Playlist turns the spotlight on Dreamend. Plus, reviews of The Woman in Black OST, The Lost Skeleton Returns Again OST, Underworld: Awakening OST, She’s Still Dead, Killing Joke, Lvcifire, Venom, The Rotted, and Crypticus/Scaremaker split CD.

PLAY DEAD

Featuring Zombies!!! Mobile Edition, plus reviews of Resident Evil: Revelations and The Darkness II.

CLASSIC CUT

Beowulf (circa 1000 AD)

GIVEAWAYS THIS ISSUE

15 new subscribers will win a Blu-ray copy of Battle Royale, courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment.

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